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Need advice on actions before joining a room



  • I want to allow a player to create an account and login. The player will be able to unlock character classes and I want to make these available before the payer enters a room (battle).

    Is there a way to achieve this before a room is made or should I just make a "lobby room" to handle this? Any tips on transferring data from the lobby room to the "battle" room? For example the chosen character class and what characters a player is allowed to choose from?

    I've also not decided on any database tech yet so any advice here would be welcome.


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    Hi @plyoung!

    You can make regular HTTP requests to achieve that.

    Through express, you can create a route that will respond with the list of available characters, for example:

    app.get("/characters", (req: express.Request, res: express.Response) => {
      // TODO: query the database here
      res.json([
        { id: 1, name: "Warrior", ... },
        { id: 2, name: "Mage", ... },
      ]);
    });
    

    For the database, I'd suggest using MongoDB, which is schemaless and pretty easy to get running. You can also use a SQL database such as MySQL and use Sequelize which has a nice abstraction layer.

    Cheers!